Johnny Gaudreau had his first goal and assist of the 2014-15 campaign after spending a game in the press box.
Gaudreau got off to a slow start this season, but he has a lot of offensive upside. Flames coach Bob Hartley has been watching him closely to get a better feel for how best to help Gaudreau. "Before I go to him and say, 'OK, you need to do this, this, this, this,' I need to know what Johnny can do for our hockey club. Brad (Treliving, the team's GM) in training camp had the best line, 'With the puck, he's an NHL player. Without the puck, we don't know yet.' This guy has played with the puck on his stick his entire career. That’s a huge adjustment," Hartley said. "We're showing him video of positional play, not puck-watching, not getting beat, not beating yourself by bad positioning, stuff like this, how to compete and find a way to use his size to his advantage. Those are all things we're trying to work with, but we need to see more (time) from Johnny to have a better picture."